On the outskirts of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Calaba Town was built after the war by the reconstruction efforts and is home to several ethnic groups that relocated during the war. Lacking basic infrastructure, the area was identified by the Madieu Williams Foundation as a community that would benefit greatly from the construction of a school. In 2009 the Madieu Williams Foundation funded the construction of the Abigail D. Butscher Primary School.
Seventy percent of the school’s 252 students are currently excelling academically. The school does not have electricity; as a consequence the building goes unused at night. Currently the area lacks a community space for meetings or any adult education programs. As the school expands the number of students and programs offered, having a computer and printer would assist the school’s staff in handling the increased administrative duties.